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John 14:27      ESV
‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid’.

Gracious God, as we begin the start of Dementia Awareness Week, we pray for all those who lives are affected by Dementia. We pray especially for sufferers who experience the frustration and anxiety of memory loss or the inability to function at their usual capacity. We pray that they will be conscious of Your love and presence with them this day. We pray for the family of sufferers as they seek to support their loved ones in often very difficult and upsetting circumstances. Give them strength and may they too be assured of Your love and presence with them. We pray for all carers and medical professionals that they will be able to use their expertise to support and sustain families. And finally Lord God, we pray for all those engaged in medical research to help us as communities to deal with this illness and to offer support and empathy to everyone affected by it. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

Lord God, we lift before You the two families suffering the tragic loss of their beautiful young sons, Jordan and George. We pray for comfort, strength and assurance at this most difficult of times. May they be surrounded and held by Your love and compassion, supporting and sustaining them in the days to come, Amen.